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Hank/henry Etlinger
Professor in the Computer Science department
at Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
are you Hank/henry Etlinger?
Overall Quality
2.0
Average Grade
B
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.0
Clarity
2.0
Easiness
2.2
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
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39 Student Ratings
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11/17/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
CSCI 320 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Etlinger is pretty bad. Originally, I believed that it was due to the course topic being dry, however one day with a sub proved otherwise. He is 100% dependent on powerpoint slides that he didn't make (cancels class if they dont work), spends 15 minutes of every class telling us about some links to articles he didn't read but MIGHT be useful.

04/10/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Prof Com Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A

Excellent professor, very detailed assignments so you know exactly what to expect. The previous comments are inaccurate, if you respect his policies and turn your assignments in on time, you will do fine in his classes. He is very detailed oriented so make sure you read, re-read, and re-re-read his assignment instructions and you'll do fine.

12/24/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
CSCI 320 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: C

Had crazy rules on every assignment and project on both how they were done and the way they were submitted and lengthy explanations to everything that only served to confused people. Very boring and clearly stuck in a time long past.

12/02/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
CS341 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Assignments are outlined on a website that is randomly updated with new material. Assignments simple or complex are outlined in 3-8 page PDF files. You must read the entire thing to know what to, where it could have been outlined in 3-5 sentences. VERY boring. He had to approve my co-op 2 weeks after I was far, far away from his class. NEVER again

11/19/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
CSCI-320 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Do not recommend. Clearly an administrator. Lectures are boring and useless, material covered was mostly useless, major projects were crammed into three weeks with ludicrous deadlines. Writes essays for assignment and document, unbearable to read 20 page assignment requirements and try to understand what you need to do.

05/13/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Procm101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

The most fundamental problem is that I don't think he has any knowledge to offer me. The ideas hey tries to convey often seem inaccurate, and his delivery is mediocre. The homework is little more than busywork. The only valuable part of the class might be practice presenting. It's made me reconsider whether college is right for me.

03/13/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
DBC485 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

An old school professor that likes to combine many supplementary sources into lectures. Class exams were okay if you are able to learn the material on your own. Lectures are dry and disorganized. Expect a high work load. Spends way too much time on procedure. The syllabus was about 26 pages long...

09/04/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Procm101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Very Rude & Cold Personality! just hope that you don't get into trouble & have to go to his office - whether assignment issue or CS related issue, because he will not listen to you and will only tell you his opinion of you. My advise, avoid him at all costs! I have yet to hear from a CS student who is in good terms with him or remotely liked him.

11/15/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Data01 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Might as well not teach based on how much he uses the book. Unreasonable and has ridiculous amount of rules( will NOT take a paper if it isnt stapled 100% correctly and then -50% late penalty.

12/12/2007
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
ProCo1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Hank is overall not a bad guy. He just has a strange personality. He likes to show off how much he knows, which makes him seem like an ass. He, however, isn't horrible at teaching and you can easily pass his class with a B or an A if you can handle boredom everyday.

11/14/2007
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
PRCM102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

No Comments

11/12/2007
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
PRCOM01 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I hate his presence and I have no idea how he became the head of the CS department. I almost left RIT because of this guy's rudeness and behavior. If you are unfortunate to be in CS department - just avoid him!

05/20/2007
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
DBC70 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I don't see what the big deal is. I thought he was very straight forward and clear. I can see how some would say he's boring, but I don't see it. He's a fair grader, and gives partial credit. He is picky on little things, but that's him. He's a B+ to an A professor, only students who want a spoon fed grade complain.

03/18/2007
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
CS1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Worst professor ever, this guy pissed me off so much that I dropped out of RIT in anger.

09/21/2006
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
CS02 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Just terrible. How did he get tenure?

08/08/2006
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
Comp Sci 3 Lab Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Terrible professor/teacher/lab instructor. He basically decided to do an experiment with us in terms of grading and lab work, and had us suffer for it's demise. I did my best to switch labs before he could ruin my grade too much. Avoid at all costs.

07/26/2006
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Pro Comm. Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Seriously, just avoid him...all he does is complain for hours, and put people to sleep. And, he's really anal about assignments being absolutely perfect the way he wanted them, or you'd pretty much barely pass. Just stay away.

04/27/2006
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
CS1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I have nothing against him personally, but he's a terrible professor. Also had him for an advisor, and while he's better, he motivates by negative reinforcement. Do yourself a favor and AVOID HIS CLASSES!!!

03/02/2006
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
CS Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

OH MY - it was a challenge not to fall asleep in class witht his guy rambling on and on. Terrible professor, doesn't teach very well. You'll do fine if you already know CS, but if you don't, don't bother taking him.

11/29/2005
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Procomm Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Don't take him for any reason at all.

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